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File #: BYC 18-004    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Bycatch Control Issue Status: Action Item
File created: 3/4/2018 In control: North Pacific Council
On agenda: 4/2/2018 Final action:
Title: Salmon Bycatch - Pollock ICA/IPA Reports; Update on Salmon Genetics and BSAI salmon Adult Equivalency (AEQ)
Attachments: 1. C5 Action Memo, 2. C5 Inshore SSIP 2017 Final Report, 3. C5 CP-IPA 2017 Final Report, 4. C5 MSSIP 2017 Final Report, 5. C5 SeaShare Annual Summary, 6. C5 Chinook PSC Genetics-BSAI, 7. C5 Chinook PSC Genetics-GOA, 8. C5 Chum PSC Genetics GOA and BSAI, 9. C5 Update Chinook Bycatch Mortality, 10. Public Comment, 11. PDF of public comment, 12. PRESENTATION: C5 Chum Bycatch - CKondzela, 13. PRESENTATION: C5 Chinook Bycatch - CGuthrie, 14. PRESENTATION: C5 AEQ Update - Ianelli-Stram, 15. PRESENTATION: C5 SeaShare - JHarmon, 16. PRESENTATION: C5 CP IPA - AEastbrooks, 17. PRESENTATION: C5 Chinook Baseline Update - BTemplin, 18. MOTION: C5, 19. C5 Public Testimony Sign Up Sheet
Dan Hull, Chairman
David Witherell, Executive Director

SUBJECT: title
Salmon Bycatch - Pollock ICA/IPA Reports; Update on Salmon Genetics and BSAI salmon Adult Equivalency (AEQ)
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STAFF CONTACT: Diana Stram (NPFMC)

ACTION REQUIRED: recommended action
* Review Pollock IPA reports
* Review Salmon Bycatch genetics
* Review Update on Bering Sea salmon bycatch Adult Equivalency analysis

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BACKGROUND:

Bering Sea Chinook salmon Incentive Plan Agreements annual reports
Under regulations implementing the Amendment 91 Bering Sea Chinook salmon bycatch management program, annual reports are required of each IPA entity and are provided to the Council at the April Council meeting. Regulations at 50 CFR 679.21(f)(13) stipulate that IPA entities report annually on the following:

* Incentive measures in effect in the previous year;
* How incentive measures affected individual vessels;
* How incentive measures affected salmon savings beyond current levels;
* IPA amendments approved by NMFS since the last annual report and the reasons for amendments;
* Sub-allocations to each participating vessel;
* Number of Chinook PSC and amount of pollock (mt) at the start of each fishing season;
* Number of Chinook PSC and amount of pollock (mt) caught at the end of each season;
* In-season transfers among entities of Chinook salmon PSC or pollock among AFA cooperatives;
* Transfers among IPA vessels; and amount of pollock (mt) transferred.

Regulations promulgated under Amendment 110 also incorporated chum salmon bycatch reporting under the IPAs in lieu of the exemption to the Chum Salmon Savings Area previously enacted under Amendment 84. Some description of how chum salmon will be managed under the IPAs should be included in reports from the IPAs. Reports from each of the three IPAs (for at-sea catcher processors, motherships, and inshore vessels) are attached under this agenda item.

Salmon bycatch stock composition
Three genetics reports are attached to this agenda ite...

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